Monthly Archives: March 2011

Finisher Hoop House

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Warm and Cozy This year we built a hoop house for the finisher pigs much along the design of what we have for the chicken greenhouse. Attaching Cattle Panel to Knee Walls/i> Essentially it is a knee wall of pallets … Continue reading

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Big Breasted Beauty

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Torn with Piglets Entertainers and high fashion models in the porn industry can’t hold a candle to some of the all naturally very well endowed beauties we have on our farm. Some of our sows even rival Jersey and Holstein … Continue reading

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Fence Sprouts

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Fence Line Sprouting through Snow We’re still looking to lose a bit of snow. Those fence lines are about 34″ tall but still mostly covered as they just sprout out of the snow pack. Sun has been promised so we … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo – Snow Down

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What Happened and Who Dun it? Can you make a guess as to what was happening here? What animal was walking up the snow bank? Then what did they do and why? Make a guess and leave it in comments. … Continue reading

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Cheap Chick Feeder

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Five Gallon Chick Feeder Someone had asked about the home made chick feeder in the photo back on the post about the arrival of the chicks. Commercial feeders are either too small or too expensive. But a five gallon pail … Continue reading

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Sappy Post 2011

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Red Williams Family Sap Collecting Buckets It is maple sugaring season. Don’t say the word “mud” just say “maple” instead. You can’t see how muddy the road is in this photo. Then it froze. Then it snowed on top of … Continue reading

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Camping Out

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Sleeping with the Seven Silly Sisters After a bit of a hiatus we’ve had a bunch of sows farrow piglets in a cluster. We’ve been spending many a night watching over the birthing process. There really isn’t much we can … Continue reading

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Pocket Stuff

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Pocket Stuff We washed our work suits. This is the pile of stuff that got cleaned out of pockets before the suits went to the laundry. Lots of string, lots of screws, lots of knives, miscellaneous other stuff. In public … Continue reading

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100 Pages of Hope

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100 Pages in One Day! We read a lot. We read to ourselves. We read to our children. We read aloud stories after dinner. It’s a long tradition. Hope has been at that cusp of just being able to read … Continue reading

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Preparing to Bomb IE8

ALL HANDS ON DECK! I’m about to turn on the image expander javascript code. If you are using Internet Explorer below version 9 then once I re-enable the image expander your web browser will likely crash if there is an … Continue reading

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